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Poster: MrMovie Date: May 23, 2005 9:40am
Forum: universal_newsreels Subject: Skip..... How's The 'Chugging Away' Going ?

To your knowledge was there any more from the 1960s specifically 1962 - 1966 or what is out here it? The 50s section is darn good and what's not covered is most certainly available in all of the WB Pathe Newsreels (News Mags of the Screen) in the Archive. Thanks again for these great newsreels. Are the Paramount News Reels Next? Should be around 2,000 of those.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffRick Prelinger Date: May 23, 2005 12:32pm
Forum: universal_newsreels Subject: Re: Skip..... How's The 'Chugging Away' Going ?

Paramount newsreels are under copyright.

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Poster: MrMovie Date: May 24, 2005 6:19am
Forum: universal_newsreels Subject: Thanks Rick !

What in the world are the Paramount Newsreels still doing under copyright. What-ever do they plan to do with those; Start the Paramount Ancient News Reel Channel?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffakb Date: May 24, 2005 6:55am
Forum: universal_newsreels Subject: Re: Thanks Rick !

They license the footage for documentaries and the like for $50+ per second.

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Poster: MrMovie Date: May 24, 2005 9:28am
Forum: universal_newsreels Subject: Re: Paramount Newsreels @ $50 per second!

I can almost believe that. However, I have about ten Paramount Newsreels on video that I culled from of all places TCM (Turner Classic Movies)They ran them as part of their "one reel wonders." This said, I seriously doubt Time Warner paid for the aiiring of those newsreels on TCM. Somthing leads me to belive that there must be a few that slipped past copyright renewals along with POPULAR SCIENCE films that have also been showing up on TCM. Of course, who the heck want's to do the research to find out which one's are copyright and which one's aren't? I also believe that 99% of those 'one reel wonders' run in between the films on TCM are all in the Public Domain since prior to Ted Turner discovering them in an abandond salt mine there is no way, given the state of MGM prior to it's demise that those had their copyrights renewed. I know that TCM also shows quite a few PD features that they have added to their library. I got way off topic here. LOL

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Poster: Fact_Checker Date: Aug 6, 2009 4:08pm
Forum: universal_newsreels Subject: MGM shorts renewals

The Film Superlist books indicate proof of the opposite. MGM did renew most of their short films.

This post was modified by Fact_Checker on 2009-08-06 23:08:17

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffakb Date: May 25, 2005 12:23am
Forum: universal_newsreels Subject: Re: Paramount Newsreels @ $50 per second!

Of course, who the heck want's to do the research to find out which one's are copyright and which one's aren't?

If you are making a documentary for major distribution the insurance companies involved require copyright clearance documentation and indemnification from stock footage houses.